Cincinnati Bengals vs Pittsburgh Steelers Prediction, 11/15/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 10
Game: Cincinnati Bengals vs Pittsburgh Steelers
Date: Sunday, November 15, 2020
Location: Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh -7.5
Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers (8-0) host the Cincinnati Bengals (2-5-1) at Heinz Field on Sunday, November 15, 2020. Pittsburgh opens this contest as 7.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 49.
The Cincinnati Bengals come into this matchup with a record of 2-5-1 this year. The last time they took the field they went up against the Tennessee Titans and earned the win by a score of 31-20. Joe Burrow went 26/37 with 249 yards through the air and threw 2 TD's. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Giovani Bernard paced the team on the ground for that contest. He broke a long run for 12 yards and he notched 1 touchdown during the game. He ran for a total of 62 yards by way of 15 carries which meant he averaged 4.1 yards per run. Tee Higgins was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 78 yards on 6 receptions. He averaged 13.0 yards per catch for that contest. The Cincinnati Bengals ended up rushing 32 times and racked up 118 yards which earned them an average of 3.7 yards per run. On the day, they ran 69 plays which gave them a total of 367 yards. For the game, the Bengals racked up 27 first downs and they totaled 7 penalties for 45 yards. When discussing the defense, Cincinnati gave up 18 completions on 30 throws for a total of 223 yards, and a completion percentage of 60.0%. On the ground, the Bengals gave up 218 yards on 29 attempts which gave them an average of 7.5 yards per carry allowed. Overall, they conceded 441 yards and earned 1 takeaway.
In terms of putting points on the board, the Cincinnati Bengals have an average of 24.3 PPG. Offensively they're maintaining an average of 101.3 yards in the run game which ranks them 23rd in the league. The Bengals currently have 2,895 total yards for the season. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Cincinnati has totaled 11 touchdowns via the pass and 9 touchdowns via the ground. In terms of yards through the air, the Bengals have surrendered 2,053 yards which puts them in 19th in the league. During this campaign, they have yielded 400.9 yards per contest which ranks them 26th in the league. The Bengals sit in 20th in the NFL when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 26.8 PPG. The opposition is running for an average of 5.2 yards per run and 144.3 rushing yards per game this season. In their 8 games played this season, they have given up 256.6 yards per contest through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 63.2%. Overall, they have conceded 1,154 yards via the running game in 8 outings.
The Steelers come into this matchup with a record of 8-0 for this year. In their last game they took on the Dallas Cowboys and notched a win by a score of 24-19. James Conner paced the team in rushing for that game. He had a long run of 6 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for 22 yards by way of 9 carries which meant he was running for 2.4 yards per run. JuJu Smith-Schuster led the team in receiving yardage by earning 93 yards on 6 receptions. He averaged 15.5 yards per catch for that game. Ben Roethlisberger went 29/42 with 306 yards through the air and threw 3 TD's. He finished the game without throwing an interception. The Pittsburgh Steelers ended up running the ball 18 times and earned a total of 46 yards earning them an average of 2.6 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, the Steelers had a total of 20 1st downs and they had a total of 3 penalties for 16 yards. Overall, they finished with a total of 63 plays for 355 yards. In terms of defense, Pittsburgh allowed 21 catches on 38 throws totaling 220 yards, and a completion percentage of 55.0%. For the game, they conceded 364 yards and forced 2 takeaways. In the running game, the Steelers allowed 144 yards on 31 runs which means they had an average of 4.6 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
Over the course of the season to this point, the Steelers have a total of 1,856 yards through the air together with an average of 232.0 passing yards per contest, ranking them 22nd in the league. The Pittsburgh Steelers are averaging 341.0 yards per outing which has them sitting 25th out of all teams in the league. They are averaging 109.0 run yards per game and have run for 872 yards in total. Regarding the points being put on the board, the Steelers are sitting 5th out of all teams in the NFL with an average of 29.4 points per game. In terms of yards via the pass, the Steelers have allowed 1,717 yards which has them ranked 5th in football. During this campaign, they have allowed 317.4 yards/contest which ranks them 6th in the NFL. The Steelers are sitting in 4th in the NFL in terms of their opponents scoring, giving up 20.1 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.1 yards per rushing attempt and 102.8 yards on the ground per game over the course of this season. In their 8 games, they have relinquished 214.6 yards per outing through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 56.7%. Overall, they have given up 822 yards via the ground game in 8 contests.
Who will win tonight's Bengals/Steelers NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Steelers -7.5
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